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AJA HDMI to SD/HD-SDI Video and Audio Converter

B&H # AJHA5Q Mfr # HA5
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Sugg Retail Price: $345.00
Product Highlights
  • Universal Power Supply Included

AJA's HDMI to SD/HD-SDI Video and Audio Converter converts HDMI to SDI or HD-SDI. Up to eight channels of HDMI audio are embedded into the SD/HD-SDI output allowing a convenient single cable audio/video connection. The HA5 provides two SD/HD-SDI outputs and supports long HDMI cables on the input. The HA5 is useful for connecting HDMI cameras to SD/HD-SDI equipment.

Full HDMI support including embedded audio
Equalized HDMI input supports long HDMI cables up to 40m
PLL clock filtering for low jitter SD/HD-SDI outputs
Lock LED shows type of input source, SD (green) or HD (red)
Inputs HDMI with embedded audio
Input Formats 525i, 625i, 720p 50/59.94/60, 1080i 50/59.94/60, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, and 1080p30
Outputs SMPTE-259/292/296 SDI/HD-SDI, 2 x BNC
Power +5VDC Regulated, 4 Watts
Dimensions 4.6 x 2.4 x 1" (117 x 61 x 25 mm)
AJA HDMI to SD/HD-SDI Video and Audio Converter
  • DWP-U-R1 Worldwide Power Supply for AJA Mini-Converters
  • HDMI Cable
  • 5-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    AJAHDMI to SD/HD-SDI Video and Audio Converter
     
    4.3

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    75%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (7)
    • Easy to use (7)
    • Professional quality (6)
    • Lightweight (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • In the studio (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

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      5.0

      AJA brings the AAAAAAHH!

      By JB

      from Philadelphia, PA

      About Me Business Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible
      • Improves Performance
      • Lightweight
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about AJA HDMI to SD/HD-SDI Video and Audio Converter:

          They are built to be tough and it is all I trust for HD through SDI

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          3.0

          AJA vs Blackmagic Design

          By Doug

          from Cheyenne, WY

          About Me Hobbyist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Poor Performance
          • Pricey / Poor Value

          Best Uses

          • In The Studio

          Comments about AJA HDMI to SD/HD-SDI Video and Audio Converter:

          I was torn between buying another Blackmagic Design HDMI to SDI battery converter or the AJA H5. Bottom line is I should have went with the BMD. Two reasons: Price and Quality. You can get the BMD for about $20 cheaper. Both come with a power supply and the AJA fits more secure because it twist locks on. But the AJA AC connector was still loose and actually caused a power interruption. The BMD is very well built and ready for field use. Go with BMD.

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          5.0

          Works great

          By John

          from San Francisco

          About Me Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio

            Comments about AJA HDMI to SD/HD-SDI Video and Audio Converter:

            this is the 3 one that I have bought and it does exactly whats it suppose to and pretty rugged too

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            5.0

            Really good

            By Gman

            from Quebec, Canada

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about AJA HDMI to SD/HD-SDI Video and Audio Converter:

                Work good for me. Gopro HDMI to HDSDI !

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                5.0

                Conversion In A Snap!!!!

                By Lab Rat

                from San Diego, California

                About Me Sr Engineering Tech

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy Setup
                • Easy To Use
                • Highly Compatible
                • Lightweight
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                • Is Not Hdcp Compatible
                • Limited Compatibility

                Best Uses

                • Format Conversion
                • Videoaudio Conversion
                • Videoaudio Format Conver

                Comments about AJA HDMI to SD/HD-SDI Video and Audio Converter:

                This converter did everything we hoped it would do. It takes HDMI video/audio, that is not DHCP protected, and converts it to HDSDI with embedded audio. The installation is a breeze and the unit can be installed and operational in less than 30 minutes. Remember - your source material cannot be HDCP protected!

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                1.0

                Did not work

                By Downlinker

                from Dallas, tx

                About Me Business Owner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Limited Compatibility

                Best Uses

                  Comments about AJA HDMI to SD/HD-SDI Video and Audio Converter:

                  Converters will not pass video to all equipment dur to HDMI RESTRICTIONS. The converters are not reliable because of this feature. If you send signal directly to monitor or projector no problem, but will not work through a switcher

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                  5.0

                  Great Product

                  By Will

                  from Allen, TX

                  About Me Church Technical Director

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • In The Studio

                    Comments about AJA HDMI to SD/HD-SDI Video and Audio Converter:

                    Use a lot of these. Solid product. Very dependable.

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                    5.0

                    Will definitely buy another one

                    By Beto

                    from Sacramento, CA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Professional Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about AJA HDMI to SD/HD-SDI Video and Audio Converter:

                        I purchased this product to record HD news coverage of events pertaining to my work so I could include the coverage in various video programs.

                        I connected the converter to a cable box and and a DVCPro-HD deck. It works beautifully! Both video and audio are indistinguishable from the original signal coming from the cable box.

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